Friday, November 12, 2010

Tute: Making your own interchangable cables

I've been super busy with school lately, it's been kicking my butt! Thus I have a lot less time to post or knit. But I did find this awesome tutorial on I own two sets of interchangeable needles. Years ago I bought the Boye set from Michaels. Sadly the cables themselves really such, they're not bendy and the seams are awful. Last Christmas time I bought myself a set of knitpick harmony interchangeables. They seriously changed my world! I love wood SOOO much more than metal and the cables are fantastic. I did have a few issues with some of the cables breaking but their customer service is amazing, I simply sent them an email and they sent me a replacement right away, no questions asked!

Anyways I thought this tute was great, and incredibly simple considering. One day I might make some new cables for my Boye set.

The tute even has really adorable captions and doodles in the pictures!!!! Check it out HERE!

Have a great weekend everyone and I promise regular crafty posting will resume soon!
♥ Freckled Crafter

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Clown barf hat and a busy November

Today while I was taking pictures of a finished hat to blog about I started to hear this noise and looked outside. It's officially working it's way towards winter, boo!

Reminds me of one of my favorite random quotes: "knit fast, die warm!"

Anyways here's a hat I finished a few weeks ago, right around the time I realized my short hair means there's no option to wake up and run out the door without doing something about it. I move alot in my sleep thus when I wake up my hair is usually in about 20 billion directions! Almost as crazy as this hat!

The yarn I bought a while ago while yarn shopping with my friend Beth, she thought I was crazy, I knew I was. It was on clearance times five and I just loved the crazy colors! One issue with it is it pills a TON, like while I was knitting it I'd get rainbow pills all over me and I had to wash it really well to get all the lose ones off the hat. I totally understand why it was on sale and being discontinued but I love it anyways!

Also, it's less than a month till Chicago TARDIS now, which means marathon of getting everything done. This is on the top of the list. It's for my friends Lynne and Michael's daughter. Next month she's got a huge surgery and when I heard about it I knew I needed to make her a little companion who could protect her.
He's modeled after Bob the Dalek from Torchwood Babiez who's the protector of baby Rose. He's not done, I'm just starting the bottom but I have to admit he's pretty adorable and I'm already jealous of Cait and her new buddy!
♥ Freckled Crafter

PS: Thanks to everyone to all the well wishes on my last post!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Way more treats than tricks

This weekend was super special. As usual Matt and I had planned to carve pumpkins for Halloween. We grab some B horror movies and celebrate Halloween with a few hours of attacking a big squash.

What I didn't know when I got to Matt's apartment this past Friday was that he'd taken the day off work and instead carved a pumpkin without me. He used reference pictures such as Captain Morgan, which is much funnier if you understand his love of rum and that because of that he's my pirate.

It was hidden under a microwave box on his table for a few hours before he finally revealed the surprise. He threw a coat over my head (leather, ugh, heavy!) and turned out all the lights and lit a candle. When he removed the coat this is what I saw:

It was amazing, so original and personalized, it fits our relationship perfectly. As of the 25th of last month we'd been dating for 5 years and 1 month but I guess we have a new anniversary now.

Hope your Halloween was amazing as well
♥ Freckled Crafter